quote of the day

“Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises"

-From ancient Greece

"If anyone knows the designer of this kitchen, can you please inform me this second? First of all, I'm in loveee with the slate concrete flooring, it's my favorite segment of the entire kitchen space. The color combination, needless to say is stunning, the white highchair is so convenient with its extended foot stand, and baby food tray, enough said. I think I spot it out at Pottery Barn Kids the other day if I remember correctly.
Los Plátanos (bananas) are vivid green, it provides so much color throughout the entire room. I love how their hung and placed on the floor, what an amazinggg idea. Along with the green, I absolutely loveee the orange on the cord of the propane tank, it just plays right off that orange window shutter, it works so strange, but perfectly!"
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Oh, golly gee.

This is an example of what might a reader that enjoys design, or "thinks" he or she does would say about design in general that are popular in our blog posts today whether it be online, magazines, television...etc. I for one, love design. I always have and always will. I love everything about it. I love visiting different places and noticing things that some people may not notice. I love picking out books by its cover, I'm guilty about it. I love picking out one spot at a park better than the other because of the particular lighting, shade, or surroundings. I like rearranging things to become familiar with it's ability to be liked. I'm visual. I like putting things together and picking out just the right seat at a restaurant by the way it looks. That excites me. All these things do. But what I love most about design is that it is different everywhere, and thats what should be valued in the design world. Not fancy. Not expensive. Not the same. Not attractive. Not unattractive. But...different.

I personally feel that some people including these Pottery Barn enthusiasts (or I'm going to grit my teeth when I type this, but as well as the "Save Money. Live Better." Wal-Mart shoppers). These people might think that they like design, but really it is to an extent for their taste and to put in much simpler terms, lack of knowledge for design. To have an interest of design, one should include the entirety respect of design, but shamefully at time it is rather gravitated only towards one particular style and clearly, does not know how to relate to something outside that certain "design bubble". Yeah, I'm not going to dot - dot - dot, not say it, but yes, America does it.

And, so what exactly is design? It's what you make of it. Lines, shapes, plan, purpose, intention, arrangement, lay out...it's the creation of things.


Come on kids, we all wash our hands, we all take naps, we all shower, we all eat, we have cellphones, i pods, we all have toasters, we all have refrigerators, we are human...really, what is the difference?

...And in reference to the quote of the day, I recently had an opportunity and didn't pass it up. I'm glad I didn't pass it up even though I could say this truthfully that I wasn't prepared, not one bit. But like they say, live as if there is no tomorrow. And that's what I decided to do.

Oh, and PS: I sincerely love these two pictures above. And probably more than what I've seen in design/interior sources recently. Both visuals are well taken and done in Colombia, South America.


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